Compare Breo Ellipta vs. Dulera

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Provides long-term control of symptoms related to asthma or COPD.

DRUG NAME combines two effective medicines for treatment of asthma or COPD into one easy to use daily inhaler, but doesn't work fast enough to relieve sudden breathing problems.

Long-term control of asthma.

Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) is good for people who have moderate to severe asthma and need more than 1 inhaled medication to manage their condition. However, it is relatively more expensive than similar alternatives.

4.3/ 5 average rating with 38 reviewsforDulera
Upsides
  • Provides long-term control of symptoms unlike rescue inhalers.
  • Some may find this type of dry powder inhaler easier to use than a metered dose inhaler.
  • Combines two effective medications into one easy to use daily inhaler.
  • Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) combines two medicines into 1 inhaler, which makes it easier to use.
  • You can use Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) safely for a long period of time.
  • Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) is an inhaler and delivers medicine directly into your lungs so it gives you fewer side effects than oral medications.
  • You can use Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) with a spacer if you have trouble getting the full dose of the medicine into your lungs.
Downsides
  • Breo Ellipta (fluticasone / vilanterol) contains an ingredient, which may cause yeast to grow in your mouth and throat.
  • Not appropriate for those allergic to milk since it contains milk protein.
  • Other types of combination inhaler for COPD may work better to reduce the frequency of COPD attacks.
  • Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) can cause a fungal infection called thrush in the mouth and throat, especially in people with a weaker immune system.
  • Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) is not available as a generic so may be expensive.
  • Combining two medications can have more side effects.
  • For full effects of Dulera (mometasone / formoterol), you must use it twice a day.
  • Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) is only for people 12 years or older, compared to some alternative combination inhalers which can be given to people over 6 years old.
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Used for
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
Dosage forms
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
Price
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Reviews
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38 reviews so far
84%
saidit'sworth it
79%
saiditworked well
8%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
5possible side effects
  • Nose and throat inflammation
    10%
  • Headache
    5%
  • Yeast infection in the mouth and throat (thrush)
    2%
  • Mouth and throat pain
    2%
  • Hoarse voice
    2%
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4possible side effects
  • Common cold symptoms
    5%
  • Headache
    5%
  • Hoarse voice
    5%
  • Sinus infection
    3%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Asthma-related death
    • Children age 18 years or younger
  • Sudden breathing problems or worsening signs of COPD
  • Yeast infection of the mouth and throat
    • Not rinsing mouth after use
    • Using higher dose of Breo Ellipta (fluticasone / vilanterol)
  • Heart effects
    • Preexisting heart conditions
    • Arrhythmia
    • High blood pressure
  • Serious allergic reaction
    • Milk protein allergy
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  • Asthma-related death
    • Children and adolescents
    • Age 65 or older
    • Using Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) more that prescribed
  • Sudden breathing problems
  • Mouth and throat infection
    • Not rinsing mouth after use
    • Using higher dose of Dulera (mometasone / formoterol)
  • Weakened immune system
    • Not current withh vaccinations
    • Taking other corticosteroids
    • Current infection without treatment
  • Bone loss
    • History of osteoporosis
    • Taking other medications that cause bone loss
    • Taking steroid long-term
  • Vision changes
    • History of cataracts
    • History of glaucoma
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